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Artistic Gymnastics

Artisitic gymnastics is an Olympic sport which involves physical strength, power, agility, flexibility, grace, control, coordination, and balance. Gymnastics is governed by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.

Competitive artistic gymnastics is the most popular gymnastic events. Most of the gymnastics events involve women’s events like the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. There are also men’s events like the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and the high bar.

In gymnastic competitions, at the start, participants have the same scores. Deductions are made when they fail to execute a move.

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Artisitc Gymnastics Events

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